Killer Tunes Episode 49: 11-12-16 Jim Dickinson Legacy Show Part 2

Hey friends,

Here is the latest episode of Killer Tunes. It is part two in a four part series paying homage to the Legacy of the Great American Music Family of Jim Dickinson. This week’s episode includes tunes from: North Mississippi All-Stars, RL Burnside, Jr. Kimborugh, Bob Dylan, The ‘Mats, Big Star and more…Dig it!


Ross Neilsen Therapy Hour Episode Two: John C.Stubblefield

IMG_0037RossNeilsen_TherapyHour_Podcast_Feb2016Welcome to episode number two of my podcast, The Ross Neilsen Therapy Hour. This episode I find myself in conversation with John C. Stubblefield. John plays bass in Memphis band, Lucero. One of my fav bands. I caught a couple shows at Lee’s Palace last fall and managed to reconnect with John for a quick chat. We run the gamut of music, life and beyond. Please enjoy and pass it along.

Listen to the podcast HERE

Song a Week Challenge Week 6(?) – Black Coffee

Hi y’all

so I missed last week. Hey thats how it goes. I WAS is Memphis the week before, after all, so I was sorta distracted : )
I didn’t wanna miss this week though and I thought I was going too but I sat down tonight to hash out and idea that hit me on the porch of the Robert Clay Shack Wednesday Morning last week.

I was having my morning coffee and anyone who knows me knows I’m a coffee snob. There is no excuse to serve or drink poor tasting coffee. Anyway, as I was soaking up the last few hours of Clarksdale I thought of the main idea for this tune. It’s a straight up Blues which is a nice tribute to the area I was in AND I haven’t written a straight up blues for quite some time. So, without any further adieu, This weeks song is called Black Coffee. It’s a straight up John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson, Morgan Davis rip off. Hope you dig…..

Song A Week Challenge and More…

Hey Y’all,

Still in lazy mode from xmas etc and can’t bring myself to type a note so here’s a video blog entry for y’all! Enjoy,


Hey folks!

wel if you’ve been online past day or two and are a friend of mine on FB or a follower on twitter (@rossneilsen) you know I’m smack dab in the middle of an online voting thingymabobbler. It’s true. Here’s the deets:

Harvest Jazz & Blues is having a contest (ick) to pick an artist to represent them at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, this January. 50% of the voting is done online right HERE and the other 50% will be old school….real live judges at the actual performance. The Live portion of the contest is held this Saturday at the Barracks Tent in downtown Fredericton from 2-4pm. There are three other acts on the bill.

Everyone knows music contests suck BUT….the fact of the matter is, that it’s a great opportunity. The worlds leading Blues-ies will be in Memphis for this and I’d like to go back and hob nob with some buyers, agents etc. What’s that? Back you say? Yes, that’s correct. You may recall a young whippersnapper by the name of Matt Andersen who won the 2010 solo/duo category. At that time, the Bastards and I were in Memphis competing in the band category. We got to watch Matty destroy Memphis with his skills! It was a blast. Then we ate ribs! Mmmmm ribs!

Anyhow, I was honoured Harvest asked me to throw my skills in their contest and I’m not going to lie, I want this one folks. I have some pals in Memphis and Mizzip that I’d like to see and I wouldn’t mind playing some blues on Beale St again thats for sure!

So if you dig what I do, head on over to and give ole needy Rossco a vote would ya?? If you DON’T dig what I do, I’m not sure why yer reading this but it’s your chance to foil me….head on over to the link and vote, just be careful you don’t accidentally vote for moi!!!!

Thanks a lot for the support folks. I know y’all don’t mind supporting but it is hard to constantly ask and it sure does warm that big empty hole in my chest where my heart might live.

I’m gonna leave y’all with a video that has a nice double connection. The tune is “Back to Memphis”. It’s a Chuck Berry tune. This version is by The Band with Levon Helm on vocals. You may or may not know Levon and his band will be in Fredericton at The Bud light tent on Thursday night. Yours truly will be opening the night with a solo set!

Hope to see y’all Saturday at The Barracks fro 2-4pm for the Blues Showdown of the year!!!!

High five!